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 Are partial incentives a possibility
As some EP begin to seriously consider the adoption of Certified EHR and meeting the criteria of meaningful use, the question becomes. if they can't meet stage 2 and 3 in meaningful use, would they still receive the incentives for Stage 1 if it is met?
ASKED: July 21, 2010  2:06 AM
UPDATED: July 27, 2010  5:31 pm

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According to the Medicare rules for payment years and reporting periods, and the <a href="http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/Downloads/EHR_Incentive_Program_Agency_Training_v8-20.pdf">training session</a> that CMS presented, the answer is a qualified yes. The Stage 1 criteria are effective for calendar years 2011 and 2012. If an EP qualifies in 2011 and 2012 as a Stage 1 meaningful user, the EP can collect a total of $30,000 in incentive payments. If the EP fails to satisfy the Stage 2 and Stage 3 criteria, then he/she cannot collect any additional incentive payments.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  July 27, 2010  5:31 pm  by  Cio67   385 pts.
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